Amritsar, December 3: The authorities at Indira Gandhi International on friday impounded passport of Dal Khalsa chief Harpal singh Cheema after he landed in Delhi the afternoon on his return from Bangkok where he had participated in 2-day UN conference on genocide.

He was detained for about two hours and then allowed to go. No reason was assigned for this action by the authorities.

Dal Khalsa is a radical Sikh organisation set up in 1978. It was revived some years back to function within democratic domain but for the same political objective of  a Sikh state.

The two-day meet with participation from many South Asian countries including Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan focussed on efforts by religious leaders, actors, scholars and faith organisations to foster inclusive societies in these countries.

Organised by the UN office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, it discussed various good practices in these countries which need to be acknowledged and reiterated and bad practices that need to be challenged and done away with.

Author: sarkarimirror